Security B-Sides MSP 2016 Nicholas Chapel "Setting up a Test Lab with VMware"
If you aren't fortunate enough to have access to a production environment or on-the-job training, the home test lab is crucial for learning infosec tools and techniques. Creating the testing environment is the first hurdle to overcome in getting hands-on experience, and it can be difficult to know where to start. For those who have not installed VMware before, the prospect may be intimidating, but it is in fact both relatively straightforward and easily taught.
Slides can be found here: https://archive.org/details/2016BSidesMSPSlides